After Independence in 1947, India followed, for about 30 years (1950-80), a development pattern which laid strong emphasis on centralised planning, government ownership of basic and key industries, excessive regulation and control of private enterprise, trade protectionism through tariff and non-tariff barriers and a cautious and selective approach towards foreign capital. It was a quota, permit and license regime all the way. The establishment of WTO in 1995 was the foremost achievement. This book explains the key reform measures undertaken in various sectors of the Indian economy since 1991 in the context of the establishment of WTO. It examines the rationale, contents, and impact of economic reforms and puts in perspective the emerging lessons for the future.
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Author Biography - Vibha Mathur
Dr. Vibha Mathur is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Commerce, Jesus and Mary College (JMC), University of Delhi, New Delhi. She received her M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics (DSE), University of Delhi. She has written extensively on Indias foreign trade and authored a number of books on the subject. The prominent ones include: Foreign Trade, Export-Import Policy and Regional Trade Agreements of India, WTO and India: Development Agenda for the 21st Century, and India-European Union Trade Prospects and the Impact of Euro. She was a visiting fellow at the European Commission and Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, in May 2001. In June 2005, she visited, as a guest, the University of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. In March 2003, she was selected by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi for a post-doctoral research project titled: Birth of Euro and its Implications for India-Eurozone Trade. The project was successfully completed and submitted to UGC in May 2005. She has also completed another UGC project titled: Trade Liberalisation and its Impact on India-ASEAN Trade.